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Old 17 January 2014, 10:56   #1
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Highfield Ocean Master 540

Decided not to go to the LIBS as its a long way from Devon for a couple of hours browsing.

However, I did buy this from the show so it wasn't a complete waste of time. Highfield Ocean Master 540/Honda 75.

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Old 17 January 2014, 11:02   #2
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Decided not to go to the LIBS as its a long way from Devon for a couple of hours browsing.

However, I did buy this from the show so it wasn't a complete waste of time. Highfield Ocean Master 540/Honda 75.

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Very nice too - looked at this rib quite closely - a mate has just bought a second hand one (bit smaller)
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Old 17 January 2014, 11:09   #3
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I was well impressed with the Highfield's performance and reliability in the Round Ireland 2013, and if its good enough for Honda and the RYA...
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One observation: It looks like a good rib and they got great reviews. Is the cushion on the seat a bit thin?

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One observation: It looks like a good rib and they got great reviews. Is the cushion on the seat a bit thin?

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Thanks TSM.
I had exactly the same seat and cushion on my last rib, and I tend to mix sitting/standing at the helm so didn't notice an issue. The cushions appear to be a bit thin, but the foam is fairly high density.

Another reference to Ireland: Steve and Dave had the same seats fitted to Black Panther.
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